Here in Canada unlocked 3G (soon 4G) iPads are sold directly by apple stores and all other retailers. It's sad really how you are forced to buy them locked to a carrier for the same price we pay. Anyway the fact that my iPad 2 64gb 3G was unlocked meant that I got $680 for it used a week ago on eBay. It sold to someone very happy in NY and best of all Canadian apple care warranties are good in the US.
Sorry for the rant everyone, it's just that I think you are not treated fairly over there.